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I believe:

That you can have everything that you want.
That you control your life.
That letting it “happen” is not an option.
That real confidence is not a mystery
and is available to you right now.
That you can build your best life + dream business
so that it works for you.
That your best life imaginable
is waiting for you
to claim it.

 

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A little more about me.

MY FORK IN THE ROAD

On my way to attend medical school to become a doctor, I decided I’d be better off catering to my inner entrepreneur instead. I studied documentary photography (and made a short film about a Nobel Peace Prize winner), read blogs, and got accepted into Seth Godin’s Six Month MBA Program. Working with Seth and nine others, I learned real-world style entrepreneurship and marketing, and how to harness the power of the Internet.

This was one of the best experiences of my life, but also the hardest. I was a complete beginner in a new industry, but learned how to perform at high levels despite my fear. I learned self-reliance, how to surround myself with the right people and offer something, not run away from my fear.

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LIVING FEAR.LESSLY

In 2010 while in the Six Month MBA program, I founded Fear.less magazine, a digital magazine that profiles hundreds of authors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders on how they've overcome fear. I’ve interviewed Julia Cameron, Howard Zinn, Tim O’Reilly, Po Bronson, Chris Guillebeau, Leo Babauta, Danielle LaPorte, Robert Thurman, and hundreds more. I started it because I was scared and wanted to see how others dealt with fear, but I didn’t find other stories + advice specific enough. Fear.less is the resource I’d want to read if I felt fear. Today, over 15,000 people read Fear.less regularly and it’s grown to be one of the most in-depth resources about fear on the Internet.

I learned from Fear.less that my passion is exploring ideas people are afraid to-  like uncertainty, fear, shame, and failure. You can read my other multi-media journalism on these topics in my interviews with Seth GodinGuy KawasakiAlan Webber, and Steve Pressfield.

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EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

After finishing the MBA program, I helped Seth Godin launch his book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? and was featured in the book, a bestseller in business in 2010. I then went on to The Domino Project, a new publishing house built by Seth and powered by Amazon. As Head of Media at Domino, I helped launch 6 bestselling books, including marketing 80,000 copies of “Read This Before Our Next Meeting.” Most of what I know about publishing and marketing came from Domino and for two years I worked helping authors use the Internet to market their ideas.

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RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

Today I publish Fear.less Magazine and run my consulting business helping people gain confidence, live without fear, and thrive as business owners. Since diving into personal development a decade ago, I’ve spent the last five years helping people specifically build confidence and self-worth enough to pursue their dreams. I work privately with clients who are driven and serious about living up to their potential, teach digital courses on confidence + emotional skills, and write about how to live your best life.

I speak at conferences around the U.S. on entrepreneurship, business, and personal development. I’ve spoken at World Domination Summit, TEDx, Startup Princess, Next Generation Health, Business Growth Summit, Young Female Entrepreneurs, and more. Visit my speaking page for speaking inquiries. I’ve done numerous online interviews, including Prologue Profiles, The Rise to the Top, Marketing Over Coffee, The Creative Penn, and more. I’ve also written for Forbes, American Express Open, Positively Positive, Business Insider, and Shambala Publications.

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MORE still?

I’m a twin (not identical)
and always make sure to give props to other twins.
My real twin hates that.

I’ve never held a “real” 9-to-5 job.
I’m A-OK with that.

I secretly want to be a hip-hop dancer
and make it a point to dance every day.

I enjoy living in New York City
but get stir-crazy if I’m here too long.

My eyes disappear when I smile.

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